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#Micheál Martin

# micheal-martin - Saturday 14 October, 2017

Micheál Martin brands Fine Gael the 'out-of-touch elite' party that has moved to the right

The Fianna Fáil leader has launched a blistering attack on the Taoiseach saying things have got worse since he took over.

Martin says he's concerned about Scientology setting up in Ireland

Earlier this year, TheJournal.ie revealed a new Scientology centre was to open in Firhouse.

# micheal-martin - Wednesday 11 October, 2017

Talk of 'telepathic' borders and 'getting dogs ready' as Varadkar and Martin clash on Brexit

There were tense exchanges at Leaders’ Questions today.

# micheal-martin - Wednesday 27 September, 2017

Varadkar surprised that the opposition are 'more obsessed about his PR than he is'

The Strategic Communications Unit is to hire an additional three staff members.

# micheal-martin - Monday 18 September, 2017

Fine Gael are on a collision course with Fianna Fáil over the USC

Fianna Fáil’s Micheal Martin said the confidence and supply agreement is clear that there must be reductions in the USC.

# micheal-martin - Sunday 30 July, 2017

The pension is definitely going up and Micheál Martin has dismissed claims he's opposed to rises

“We are working towards increasing the pension in the next budget,” Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said.

# micheal-martin - Tuesday 18 July, 2017

Paul Williams denies he was "puppet for the guards" when meeting woman who made McCabe allegations

The journalist was speaking at the Disclosures Tribunal today.

# micheal-martin - Sunday 16 July, 2017

Micheál Martin is well ahead of Leo Varadkar in the satisfaction ratings

According to the latest Sunday Times behaviour & Attitudes poll, satisfaction with Martin as party leader is at 54%, compared to 43% for Varadkar.

# micheal-martin - Wednesday 14 June, 2017

Flattery, chuckles and playful punches: Enda's long goodbye comes to an end

Enda Kenny stepped down as Taoiseach yesterday.

# micheal-martin - Thursday 8 June, 2017

Leo says he won't be 'best friends' with Micheál Martin but it's time to start afresh

Leo Varadkar said there will be more disappointments than appointments for his colleagues as he selects his new Cabinet.

# micheal-martin - Wednesday 7 June, 2017

Micheál Martin says he has no reason not to trust Leo Varadkar

Leo Varadkar is into a week of meetings as he drums up support ahead of next week’s vote to become the next Taoiseach.

'Terror threats change, so must we' - minister says Cobra committee will aid in preparation for attack

Varadkar is expected to be ratified as Ireland’s new Taoiseach by Dáil vote next week.

# micheal-martin - Monday 5 June, 2017

Poll: Which of these two party leaders would you prefer as Taoiseach? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Which of these two party leaders would you prefer as Taoiseach?

Martin won’t be able to put himself forward as Taoiseach until after an election – would you prefer him to Varadkar?

# micheal-martin - Friday 12 May, 2017

'It destroyed my life': Man who was raped by teacher as a boy seeks State enquiry

Denis Cronin was 11-years-old when he was sexually abused by his teacher.

# micheal-martin - Friday 5 May, 2017

Rights groups hit out after Micheál Martin declines to say if he supports abortion in cases of rape

TFMR Ireland called on Martin to “give us honest, complete answers” in relation to his stance on abortion.

# micheal-martin - Thursday 27 April, 2017

Complaint of 'derogatory' language used by Fianna Fáil leader against journalist rejected

Gemma O’Doherty had alleged that Micheál Martin had spoken about her in a ‘derogatory and unfair’ manner on Newstalk radio.

# micheal-martin - Saturday 15 April, 2017

Your choice for next Taoiseach? Leo and Simon both ahead of Micheál Martin

A new Claire Byrne Live/Amárach Poll for TheJournal.ie makes interesting reading for Fine Gael members.

# micheal-martin - Sunday 26 March, 2017

Mícheál Martin withdraws party support for Nóirín O'Sullivan

Fianna Fáil withdraw their support for the Garda Commissioner Nóiríon O’Sullivan.

# micheal-martin - Monday 13 March, 2017

Fianna Fáil's plans for North-South reunification get cautious welcome from Sinn Féin

Fianna Fáil leader Mícheál Martin was eager to clarify differences between his party and Sinn Féin.

Poll: Should the State take over hospitals owned by the Catholic Church? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the State take over hospitals owned by the Catholic Church?

There have been calls for the hospitals to be handed over, amid criticism in relation to compensation owed to abuse victims.

# micheal-martin - Wednesday 8 March, 2017

Hospitals still owned by the Catholic Church should be handed over to the State, says Micheál Martin

He also described what happened to mother and baby home survivors as” unchristian cruelty”.

# micheal-martin - Thursday 2 March, 2017

Opinion poll puts Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil neck and neck

Just one percentage point separates the two parties.

# micheal-martin - Monday 13 February, 2017

'We are entitled to the truth today': Kenny to discuss McCabe public inquiry with Micheál Martin

Maurice McCabe and his wife, Lorraine, have called for the government to answer a number of questions.

# micheal-martin - Sunday 12 February, 2017

Fianna Fáil to abstain from vote of no confidence in Government

The Taoiseach meanwhile says he isn’t ruling out a criminal investigation into the Tusla saga.

# micheal-martin - Friday 10 February, 2017

Zappone says she met Maurice McCabe over false Tusla file

Maurice McCabe was told that he was being investigated for sexual abuse, but was later told it was a mistake.

# micheal-martin - Tuesday 7 February, 2017

'I found it difficult to watch': Enda Kenny grilled over children with scoliosis left on waiting lists

Stay with us as we take you through Leaders’ Questions blow by blow.

# micheal-martin - Friday 3 February, 2017

Pat Casey says it 'wasn't easy to take' Stephen Donnelly joining Fianna Fáil

The former Social Democrat and independent TD has been sharply critical of Fianna Fáil in the past.

# micheal-martin - Saturday 17 December, 2016

We asked every TD if they want a vote on a united Ireland, here's what they said

Some think the time is right, economically and politically – particularly after the Brexit vote. Others aren’t sure, saying it would only serve to heighten sectarian tensions.

# micheal-martin - Wednesday 16 November, 2016

AS IT HAPPENED: "You're both incompetent and unfit to be in Government" - Enda faces tough questions in the Dáil

Micheál Martin, Gerry Adams, Brendan Howlin and Bríd Smith were asking the questions during a lively exchange.

# micheal-martin - Tuesday 15 November, 2016

TDs could be getting their Christmas holidays early this year

There could be a row brewing over the Dáil Christmas holidays if Martin decides not to back the new schedule.

# micheal-martin - Sunday 13 November, 2016

'Racist' 'dangerous' 'unacceptable': What Irish politicians said about Trump before he was elected

Many Irish politiicans have softened their view of the president-elect.

# micheal-martin - Wednesday 9 November, 2016

"Sincere congratulations" - How on earth will the Irish Government deal with President Trump?

Enda Kenny has condemned Trump’s campaign rhetoric in the past.

# micheal-martin - Wednesday 2 November, 2016

'No one knows where this is all going to end up': Leaders meet to discuss Brexit fallout

Gerry Adams has said “an alternative to Brexit” should be found.

# micheal-martin - Wednesday 26 October, 2016

As it happened: Enda Kenny questioned about compensation for sexual abuse victims

Stay with us for live updates from the Dáil.

# micheal-martin - Monday 24 October, 2016

'Micheál needs to stop with his spin' - Doherty hits out at FF leader over tax cut criticisms

Yesterday the Fianna Fáil leader claimed his party “succeeded in stopping many of the most damaging Fine Gael policies”.

# micheal-martin - Sunday 23 October, 2016

Martin says pro-Brexit ministers in UK are 'making it up as they go along'

In a damning speech today, he said the anti-EU campaign “deployed lies and anti-foreigner rhetoric” to secure the result.

# micheal-martin - Tuesday 18 October, 2016

Watch: Micheál Martin calls AAA-PBP the 'pro-Russia alliance' as Dáil gets angry about Aleppo Slaughter In Syria This post contains videos

Watch: Micheál Martin calls AAA-PBP the 'pro-Russia alliance' as Dáil gets angry about Aleppo

The Fianna Fáil leader refused to withdraw the remark.

Bertie Ahern is feeling good about Fianna Fáil's general election chances

He thinks Micheál Martin could be the next Taoiseach.

# micheal-martin - Thursday 6 October, 2016

Fianna Fáil support is down, party now neck-and-neck with Fine Gael

Micheál Martin is still the most popular leader in the country, however.

# micheal-martin - Tuesday 4 October, 2016

Tánaiste reviewing reports about whistleblower "character assassination attack" by senior gardaí

It had been eported today that a statement was made under the Protected Disclosures Act 2014.

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